The Violet Hour: August 21, 2011

Saturday, August 27, 2011

In My Mailbox (17)

Bought
 Hush, Hush and Crescendo – Becca Fitzpatrick
Cryer’s Cross – Lisa McMann
Red Glove – Holly Black
Wither – Lauren DeStefano
Faerie Winter – Janni Lee Simner
Sisters Red – Jackson Pearce
The Body Finder – Kimberly Derting
Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
The Hunger Games boxset – Suzanne Collins

REVIEW
Beautifully Broken – Sherry Soule
Ladybird, Ladybird – Abra Ebner

THANK YOU
to Crimson Oak Pubishing, Abra Ebner, and Sherry Soule

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Bout of Books update #2- 8/24

Have you signed up yet? IT'S EASY! Just go here, and fill out the form! 
(Did I mention there would be giveaways? No? Well, HEY! There will be giveaways! And I'M hosting one!)
What am I going to giveaway, you might ask? Hm… How about Leviathan and Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld? Giveaway is live at 12:01am, BUT you have to be participating in the read-a-thon to enter.
Click here to fill out the entry form.

Bout of Books Giveaway

As a special treat for those participating in the Bout of  Books readathon… 
I am giving away…
Hardcover copies of…

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Bout of Books update #1

Have you signed up yet? IT’S EASY! Just go here, and fill out the form! 
(Did I mention there would be giveaways? No? Well, HEY! There will be giveaways! And I’M hosting one!)
What am I going to giveaway, you might ask? Hm… How about Leviathan and Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld? Giveaway goes live at 12:01am, BUT you have to be participating in the read-a-thon to enter.
8/23
Total pages read today: 485
Total number of books I’ve read so far: 1-City of Bones
Today #insixwords: Jace. AWESOME. Jace. OMG. Jace. ADDICTED.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Teaser Tuesday

Grab your current read.

Open to a random page.
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away!
You don’t want to ruin the book for others!).
Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser this week is from BETWEEN by Cyndi Tefft

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Bout of Books Readathon!

That’s right! I gave in and decided to do a readathon.  Amanda @ On a Book Bender is hosting, and she did not pressure me into this. At. All. *shift eyes* She came up with this great idea, and I figured since I’d be reading anyway, I might as well join up! The readathon runs from August 22 (tomorrow) and wraps up around the 28th.

I was REALLY excited about this because it started at the beginning of the week. That’s when I get the majority of my reading done since I work weekends.

It’s going to be AWESOME!
A group of book bloggers and I actually started a day early, with City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. This is the second time reading for me, but the first all of them. I tried to warn them that The Mortal Instruments was ADDICTING! Book Bender told me “I finished City of Bones….and picked up City of Glass one minute later”. HA! 😉
So here are my goals, and hopefully I’ll hit them. Have you signed up yet? IT’S EASY! Just go here, and fill out the form! 
(Did I mention there would be giveaways? No? Well, HEY! There will be giveaways!)

I’m going to try to update this every day, but it may not happen. Be sure to follow me on Twitter (@violethourbr and #boutofbooks) and see if I’m being a slacker or not! I am SO going to have to host a “Revenge of the Reviews” because of all the reviews I need to write… this readathon is not helping!

The format will look like this:

Total pages read today:
Total number of books I’ve read so far:
Today #insixwords:

My Goals

-Read at least 6 books  

Book knock out-
finish Forbidden, City of Bones, The Night Circus, Exiled, Jenny Pox, Beautiful Darkness, City of Ashes

I probably won’t be able to do more than that…and be able to function. Let me know if you’re participating so I can be sure to come check your progress =)


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